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Aaron Hernandez

Back in Court

7/24/2013 9:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11:37 AM PT -- Aaron's attorney is objecting to the additional release of information regarding the case to the media, saying it's having a negative impact on Aaron's right to a fair trial. The judge wasn't convinced.

11:30 AM PT
-- During the beginning of the hearing, Aaron looked at his family in court and mouthed the words "I love you." The parents of Aaron's alleged victim Odin Lloyd were also present in court. It got emotional.

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11:11 AM PT
-- Prosecutors have requested a continuance, asking for more time to present evidence to a grand jury. Aaron's lawyer objected, asking for the case to be dismissed because prosecutors were dragging their feet, but the judge sided with the prosecution. Aaron is due back in court for another probable cause hearing on August 22.

11:05 AM PT -- Aaron is in the courtroom, but he's not wearing a jumpsuit this time ... he's in a normal suit. No tie though!

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NFL star and murder suspect Aaron Hernandez is due back in court today ... the first step before he faces a grand jury on charges he murdered 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd.

It's called a probable cause hearing, which is where prosecutors are supposed to establish two things: 1) that a crime has been committed, and 2) that Hernandez committed the crime.

The probable cause hearing is meant to give prosecutors a chance to show that there's enough evidence to bring the case before a grand jury for a formal indictment, at which point a pretrial date will be set.

As we reported, Hernandez has been denied bail and will remain behind bars until he's acquitted ... or the case is dismissed.

It's possible prosecutors will file for a continuance today -- meaning they won't have to present all their evidence in court ... and they'll go straight to the grand jury stage. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11AM PST/2PM EST.

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16.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Strange, but I saw him mouthing words but they weren't to members of his family, but his "posse". I do believe he said "Kill those fuqueing witnesses."

367 days ago
17.

mrharrybawls2012    

Perhaps he could get gainful employment as a roofer or merchant seaman after his time in jail. We wish him all the luck with his troubles. Jail is not that bad anyways. You get 3 square meals a day, a steel toilet and sink and at least 1 hour "in the yard" for exercise and a friendly warden to talk to. So again I say prison=not that bad. Cheers

367 days ago
18.

Truth44    

Dismissed?? This clown wishes he was so lucky!! This KILLER will get exactly what he has coming to him, enjoy hell LOSER!!

367 days ago
19.

chickie    

So where are all the cries from the black community that this was a racially motivated crime?

**crickets**

I thought so.

367 days ago
20.

BB not bb    

He looks like he is worried and scared but doesn't look like he feels guilty. He looks like his conscience is clear.

He is about as white as George Zimmerman but there is no hoopla about him being a racist. He falls more in the category of being called a terrorist. They are making him out to be a serial killer. They are saying he has tried to kill four different people so far and three are dead an one is maimed for life.


I guess they still can't get enough evidence for the other crimes, so they are just holding on to this one for now.


They probably do have enough evidence for an indictment. It is all going to be about refuting that evidence and providing alibis.

367 days ago
21.

bitch please    

Hernandez should have lured his victims to Florida, got a couple boo-boos and then shot. Instead, he's never gonna see another free day again. Stupid, stupid.

367 days ago
22.

Joe Aring    

Hey..Umm....how many umm times did the ummm proescution say ummm?

367 days ago
23.

David     

This guy desperately wants to be black, even licking his lips all the time.

367 days ago
24.

mrharrybawls2012    

If I was in prison I would try to escape. I would throw a lit cigarette at one of the guards and then run for the fence as fast as my legs would carry me. My woman- Cheryl- would be waiting for me in the getaway car and we would drive to the border and then dig a tunnel at night into Mexico. So put that in your pipe and smoke it you heathens.

367 days ago
25.

mr.howell     

He's always got this dumb look on his face with his tongue licking his lips!..like he'd like to kill again!..what a psycho!..

367 days ago
26.

gegeok    

Patriots organization sucks

367 days ago
27.

Jen Thurston    

Has anyone seen a picture of Him, that show him upset about being in Jail? I have yet to see any Real Emotion from this 'Person". Blessings to ALL involved!

367 days ago
28.

Michael    

He's screwed. The judge and public have already made up their minds.

367 days ago
29.

liswat    

Look like a thug, is a thug!!!

367 days ago
30.

sirbustyabals    

I wonder if Hernandez was half white, the media would characterize him as a white male.

367 days ago
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